Morag uses fair isle to create a tartan inspired stitch pattern. The sweater is worked in the round with a raglan yoke. It has an A-line shape and 3/4 length sleeves.
It's a great project for a first fair isle project as the fair isle is easy to memorise. I loved knitting this sweater. It got me hooked on fair isle again and there's more fair isle designs in the pipeline.
Morag has a wide boat neck with short rows to raise the back neck a little.
Neck and hems have a simple garter stitch edging:
This issue of Knitting is full of fabolous designs including several fair isle designs. It may still be warm and we're trying to hang on to summer for as long as possible but cooler autumn and winter weather is just around the corner so grab your needles and cast on for this warm sweater now.